Civil marriage ceremonies and civil partnership registrations are a legal alternative to church ceremonies.
Portsmouth register office is responsible for the legal aspect of all marriages and civil partnerships in Portsmouth. It’s also a licensed venue for the ceremonies themselves.
Check a list of approved wedding and civil ceremony venues in Portsmouth.
You can contact us if you have any questions, if you would like to view our ceremony rooms or to make a provisional booking.
You can email us or call 023 9282 9041 .
You can also write to, or visit us at:
Our opening hours are:
Monday – Friday: 9am to 4.30pm
For emergencies outside normal office hours on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays – please phone 023 9282 2251.
This includes help arranging a marriage involving someone who is terminally ill.
Please note: we can only assist with events taking place within the City of Portsmouth (PO1-PO6).
For events taking place elsewhere please contact the Register Office for that district.